One of the best ways to savor the scenic attractions of the state during a trip to Himachal Pradesh is by embarking on some of the famous adventure sports of Himachal Pradesh. One of the most popular adventure sports in Himachal Pradesh is Motor cycling in Himachal Pradesh.
Often considered to be the best way of discovering the natural beauty of Himachal Pradesh, one of the most popular tourist destinations of India, Motor Biking in Himachal Pradesh can be a one day affair or a group trip planned around a few weeks.
A 09 days/ 08 nights motor bike tour including unlimited fun & challenge to one of the remotest regions of Himachal Pradesh, viz Kinnaur & Spiti valley. It involves visiting remote valleys, villages and crossing over high mountain passes Rohtang Pass (3980 m) & Kunzum Pass (4550 m) providing spectacular views of picturesque snow capped peaks, rugged terrain and old monasteries. The tour ends in Shimla which was once the capital of India during the British era. Come prepared for every possible weather imaginable from scorching sunshine to freezing blizzards, even in mid-summers.
Day 01: Manali/ Chatru / Chandertal (116 kms/ 7 hrs)
On your Royal Enfield bikes we start our journey up to Rohtang Pass (3980 m) and then meandering our way down to Gramphu. From here we ride along the Chandra river. From Gramphu to Chandertal Lake is a dirt road but very scenic providing views of Bara Shigri Glacier and CB ranges. On arrival check in at camp at base of Chandertal Lake. Overnight at camp.
Day 02: Chandertal / Kaza (170 kms/ 6-7 hrs)
Early morning by walk (1 hrs one way) to visit Chandertal (The moon lake – 4270 m) which is of exquisite beauty between a lower ridge and the main Kunzum range, the outlet being into Chandra river. Enjoy the charming scenery and ride your Royal Enfield bikes climbing over Kunzum Pass (4558 m) and passing some beautiful villages of Spiti valley. On arrival in Kaza check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: In Kaza
Morning visit the Ki monastery, 12 kms from Kaza. This centuries – old gompa is a labyrinth of rooms and corridors – and at one time also acted as a fort. It houses valuable Thangkas and offers a panoramic view of the area. Also visit the small gompa at Kibber, 9 kms further ahead. Kibber at 4205 m has the distinction of being the highest permanently inhabited village of the region. Ride back to Kaza and evening free to explore the town. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Kaza/ Pin Valley/ Dhankar (60 kms/ full day)
An excursion visiting Pin Valley, the land of Ibex and Snow Leopards. Here we also visit Gungri Monastery. After the visit we continue our ride to visit the old monastery at Lalung village and then continue to Dhankar village & monastery. This Monastery at Dhankar rests high over the valley and is a stupendous example of local architecture. It is regarded to have once been a fort and was also the residence of the ruler of Spiti – the Nano. Overnight at Guest House in Dhankar.
Day 05: Dhankar/ Tabo/ Nako (90 kms/ 3-4 hrs)
Morning ride to Tabo and explore the village. Tabo monastery was founded in 996 AD by the great teacher Richensang-po, Tabo is renowned for its breathtaking murals and stucco images – and is often called “The Ajanta of the Himalayas”. The largest monastic complex in Spiti, the old section has 9 temples, 23 chortens, a monks chamber and a nuns chamber. There are several caves adorned with frescoes and contemporary structures too. In trans Himalayan Buddhism, Tabo’s sanctity is next only to Tibet’s Tholing gompa. Afternoon continue your journey to Nako. On arrival at Nako, a beautiful village located by the banks of lake, check in at camp. Overnight in camp at Nako.
Day 06: Nako/ Kalpa (125 kms/ 6 hrs)
Early morning visit the village, the Buddhist temples with stucco images and murals and a rock where a footprint like impression is ascribed to Padmasambhava. Later we bike from Nako to Kalpa enroute visiting confluence of Satluj & Spiti rivers at Khab. Kalpa village is located in backdrop of Kinner Kailash mountain range. On arrival check in at hotel. Rest of day free to explore Kalpa village. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Kalpa/ Sangla/ Chitkul/ Sangla (103 kms/ 6 hrs)
Travel by from Kalpa to Sangla enroute visiting Kamru Fort & village. We continue further Sangla valley to visit the remote village of Chitkul. We ride back to Sangla and check in at camp for overnight stay.
Day 08: Sangla/ Narkanda (198 kms/ 6-7 hrs)
Travel from Sangla to Narkanda enroute visiting the famous Bhimakali temple in Sarahan, regarded as one of the Shaktipeeths. Continue ride to Naraknda. On arrival check in at hotel/ camp. Later you have option to ride up till Hatu Peak (3300 m) to enjoy a magnificent view of the region. Overnight at hotel/ camp.
Day 09: Narkanda/ Shimla (69 kms/ 3-4 hrs)
Travel from Narkanda to Shimla enroute visiting the hill resorts of Kufri.
COST PER PERSON
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- All ground transfers.
- Twin sharing accommodation in hotel & tent on MAP basis (Breakfast & Dinner).
- Permits for Restricted areas (India – Tibet boarder control, Ladakh, Spiti valley, north-east India)
- First Aid box including oxygen cylinder
- Mechanics with all necessary spare parts
- Support vehicle (if riders are suffering from the altitude fatigue or just a sore ass, they can always jump into our back-up jeep to relax!!
- Fuel for bike
- Damage charges
- Visa (details sent with rider pack)
- Travel Insurance
- Personal expenses
- Mineral water
- International & domestics flights, Bus & Train tickets .
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU:
- A snood or (Dust Mask) for keeping dust and cold out of your nose.
- Sun hat, Sunglasses or bike glasses.
- Thick warm as well as light socks.
- Lightweight sleeping bag.
- Travel towel.
- Kidney-belt can be helpful support for the long hours of riding.
- A fleece is good for under your jacket.
- Day Pack to carry a water bottle, rain suit and other stuff you will use during the day.
- A money belt or waist pack in which to carry your passport and other valuables.
- Very strong bungee cords or cargo nets.
- Basic first aid kit: a few plasters and antiseptic cream.
- Any regular medication you need.
- Spectacles: bring spares, or your prescription with you.
- Knee protection
- Waist belt
- Riding gloves